Dinajpur, Bangladesh, Feb 16, 2021 / 15:22 pm
Bangladeshi Christians expressed concern and discontent with the local authorities after a Protestant church was reportedly vandalized and looted last week.
On Feb. 10, four Muslims allegedly entered the Emmanuel Church of Bangladesh in the Aditmari upazila, about 70 miles northeast of Dinajpur. The men approached on motorcycles and attacked the inside and outside of the church.
On the exterior, the perpetrators damaged the church's sign and cut down trees. After breaking the lock, the attackers entered the church and took 30 chairs and two floor mats.
According to UCA News, Lovlu S. Levy, the community's pastor, submitted a complaint to the local police Feb. 14, but the authorities have not taken action to investigate. Rather, the police have claimed that the incident was a land dispute.